11 January 2014

Puppet Challenge

I have been included as a participant in Clive Hicks-Jenkins' Artlog Puppet Challenge

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The theme for the challenge is Folktales, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends. 
I am really excited to see what the other artists make and the Artlog is fabulous reading.
 I'm planing to make a flying ogre from a Chinese fairy tale called the Flying Ogre. I'm attempting to make a glove puppet that transforms from a little girl into the ogre, in the tale he disguises himself as a little girl.
Sorry this design work is all a bit rough, I don't have time to spend making the prep work wonderful. Anyway this is where my ideas are going but the final puppet will be less basic.

I had the idea to make a little girl glove puppet whose head will open and the ogre will be inside. 



I made a rough head toille to work out if the idea was plausible, how big to make the girls head so the ogre will fit inside and also plan where to place the ogre's features. I'm basing the ogre design on Chinese tiger baby hats.



Having reread the tale the girl should be barefoot with unbound hair so that design will change. 
Once a balloon is inflated inside the ogre's head he has a great flying action with those ears.



3 comments:

Clive Hicks-Jenkins said...

Ha ha! This is MAD! (But wonderfully so!)

Funnily enough, I wrote about transformation puppets at today's Artlog, so we must be sympathetique with each other!

Printed Material said...

I knew you'd love Clive's Artlog and great to see you involved in the puppet challenge. I was going to join in but it felt out of my league so I chickened out. Love the idea of the ogre and seeing your thought processes with him!

Peter said...

Hi Caroline!
I love this!! great story choice, and the inflated ogre head with those pointy ears is fantastic :-)
For something you 'knocked together' quite quickly it's amazing!!

can't wait to see the finished result!

Best wishes
Pete (puppet challenge co-curator)

P.S.love your devil in the cupboard automaton too - made me chuckle :-)